Sunday, December 4, 2011

Figure Sketching Interlude

Well, no daily paintings to show this week. I had a few unexpected interruptions and decided to use the odd bits of time I had left getting a few things set up, rearranged and ready to go. I have also been tweaking a few things around the studio to make it more efficient. One of those weeks. I will be reporting on some of the rearrangements in a future post.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a figure sketch I did last week. This is a 30 minute pose. The sketch is a bit distorted by the camera angle making her head look different from the actual drawing, but the general sense of the drawing is there. The reason why I wanted to share it is that I really resonated with this model. She has an unusual and subtle beauty that I found artistically intriguing. She has many tattoos, some of which are artfully positioned on her face but they add to her overall beauty rather than detract. I would like to paint this young woman's portrait.
30 minute Figure Sketch, charcoal on newsprint
Speaking of portraits, I will be stepping up to portrait studies this year. That is one of the things I was getting in place last week. So much fun to have all this wonderful art and challenging growth to work on!
Monday is an appointment and errand day for me and then back to work in the studio. I have the next daily painting set up and ready to go.
-Renee

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Great sketch. You can tell you liked this model and I love that your sketches in general have become bolder in their strokes. I scanned back over time at some of the past ones. I hope you see all the improvement you've made Renee, because it's a joy to behold.

Renee said...

Thanks Theresa! Sometimes it is indeed hard to see one's own progress so thank you for your kind comment. The model was one of those who are a natural at modeling. None are terrible but some, both female and male, seem to have grace and flow in whatever pose they take.

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